Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Excuse the CAPS LOCK, but I am beyond psyched!  Where did this come from?  Brett Favre, after weeks of voicing his lukewarm feeling toward New York, is now a New York Jet (pending physical).  As you've read over the past few weeks, I truly believe that Brett Favre will provide the Jets with the edge they need to not only make the playoffs, but to also make a run past the juggernauts of the AFC.

I really can't believe that I am going to have the chance to see a Favre-Brady duel twice in 2008-09.  As I mentioned in my initial "Broadway Brett" post, a proven/veteran quarterback is the only thing that separates the Jets from the rest of the AFC elites.

Seriously, think about it:  the Cowboys made the playoffs with a good defense, a great running game, a good receiving corps, and a really good quarterback.  So what exactly separates the 2008-2009 Jets from the 2007-2008 Dallas Cowboys?  That's what I thought....  Not really anything at all!

The Jets with Favre not only represent a light at the end of a dark, dingy tunnel in this franchise's history, but also and undoubted slot in the AFC's playoff picture in 2009. delivers Favre's record (in limited action) against the AFC East:

Favre v. Bills: 2-3
Favre v. Dolphins: 3-2
Favre v. Patriots: 2-2
Jay Glazer, of Fox Sports, broke the story EARLY Thursday morning, noting:

"As a result of this [trade], the Jets will likely release a quarterback.  Signs have been pointing to Chad Pennington as the likely candidate because the team will need to free up cap room to fit Favre's contract under the salary cap."

Well, Jay, because you broke the story, I'll take it easy on you... I'm going to just assume that you knew the Jets were going to cut Pennington the entire time.  Though, my co-writer, Mike Nastri, over at The Sports Distorters, told me that there is a chance that Favre may be shipped from the Jets to the Vikings for a significant turnaround on their draft picks, I can only hope that Favre stays with Gang Green in '08-'09.

To conclude, here's the Maddon '09 version of Brett Favre that ESPN posted on its webpage:

How glorious.  I know it's only a video game image that I actually could've done myself, but it's glorious nonetheless.  To my fellow Jet fans, get ready.  This season just went from an 8-8 crapshoot to a 11-6 playoff push.  Get excited and, to quote T.O. (which is never a good idea), "get your popcorn ready."

God, I am disgustingly giddy right now...

Brett Favre to Jets (for real this time)

I woke up this morning and checked my RSS Feed, where I found this: Agent: Favre willing to play for Jets, Bucs.

I don't think I can take this garbage anymore.  The whole love/hate relationship I have with Favre is not a good sign for things to come if he hooks-up with the Jets.  I don't know how Favre can go from "shunning" the Jets less than a week ago to being open to a trade to New York.

SportingNews indicates that New York may now be the frontrunners to landing Favre because they're offering a better package to the Packers.  But let's not forget that Jon Gruden has an affinity for aging QBs and would love to see Favre in those ugly Tampa Bay Buc jerseys.

While I would love to see Favre in New York, all I can think about is this giant tease-of-a-process that my boy Chad has been going through the past few weeks.  As I said last week, I would LOVE to see "Broadway Brett" in New York... but he's also been pissing me off with his monopoly on broadcast news.

To Mike Tannenbaum I say, get this deal done.  Give the Packers your 2nd Round Pick with an option for it to become a conditional 1st Rounder and just GET IT DONE.  I can say without a doubt that Jet fans and NFL fans just want this nonsense resolved as soon as possible.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Emotional Roller Coaster: Brett Favre Love and Hate

Last night before falling deep into slumber, Rotoworld displayed this link on their homepage: Jets in 'Serious Talks' to get Favre.  Upon clicking the link I was overjoyed to read the following:
"The Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the only teams that have permission to speak with Favre about a potential trade.  Favre's agent, Bus Cook, has been in talks with the Jets, who have shown a growing interest, but has not been working closely with the Buccaneers, according to two sources."
Wow.  If there was anything that could've sent me into a more peaceful slumber last night... I haven't found it yet.  "Broadway Brett."  It was destiny... that is... until I woke up to get a glass of water at 8 am...  That's when my sweet dreams came crashing to the ground.

Rotoworld, now, featured a different headline for Brett Favre.  This one a bit less-appetizing: Favre shuns Jets, considering $20M offer.  "Shuns?"  Shuns?  
tr.v.  shunned, shun-ning, shuns
To avoid deliberately; keep away from.  See Synonyms: escape
So was all that bullshit about "the itch" to play again just because the Packers hurt Favre's ego?  I definitely think so.  Take a look at the first part of Favre's interview with Greta Van Susteren:

Basically, here's what I'm getting from this:
  • There was a breakdown of communication
  • The Packers moved on
  • Favre's upset that they moved on in such a quick fashion.
So Brett, get over it.  Really.  

Instead of spoon feeding ESPN and the starving media monsters all of this non-sense about an "itch" to come back and play football in the NFL again, let's call it what it is:  You want to play for the Packers or no one else.

However... you didn't do that.  No one did... and now my day is ruined because I have to get this news over a month later from Wendi Nix:

To wrap all this nonsense up, I'd just like to thank Brett Favre, ESPN, and any other media outlet for wasting my, and everyone else's, time.